by April Hendrickson
I own and operate Pro Dyno High Performance, a 27-year-old automotive performance shop in Phoenix that I took over six years ago.
We provide automotive luxuries — custom exhaust systems, specialty engines, superchargers, etc. — mostly for GM vehicles.
The recession has made it difficult to offer these services because our customers are tightly holding on to their money. Because of the lack of work, Pro Dyno has gone from five full-time employees to two during this downturn.
The only bright spot is that similar area businesses — our competitors — have closed their doors. Other shops have left Arizona. Capitalizing on someone’s downfall is not enjoyable, but this is to our advantage. We have been able to maintain and gain from our competitors’ misfortune.